I am going to teach you how to make change through politics for ten dollars and teach you a two step method to do it, so hold on!
I spend a lot of time around politicians, lawyers and higher ups. Where I live makes it a certainty that I will run into them, talk with them (many are my friends) and through my constant exposure I have learned a 2 step process to beating politicians everywhere.
So let’s be honest, politicians are powerful not because they have power but because they can seem to take in large amounts of information in a little amount of time and make informed decisions on it. The secret behind this is that politicians have people who work for them that spend their time and intelligence understanding issues, bills, laws, tax law, etc.
We have no way to deal with that large amount of information, politicians do, so they make the decisions while we watch. My two step process too beating politicians everywhere takes that fact and capitalizes on it.
The first step is to research candidates and find one you can identify with and trust.
Yep, step one requires you to find a politician you can relate and put your trust in. Spend your time on this part because you will be making a big decision. After you have identified one and begun to befriend him you can start on step two.
Step two revolves around you identifying things you are interested in, tax law, zoning regulations, historic areas, w/e. From here you find what makes you unhappy and take your problems and invite your politician to coffee, offer to pay and to keep the meeting short.
There are a lot of things you should and can do from here, I suggest reading ‘Good in a Room’ because it will teach you everything you need to get started on pitches and ideas and the book will supply you with a ton of info. on how to handle the meeting so you have a succesful outcome.
And if your politician doesn’t agree with you, or can’t help you, guess what! You don’t have to give up on them. They won’t agree with all your issues, but showing that you are competent and empathetic to issues and the politician will win their respect and they will be willing to meet with you later.
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